Introduction To The Anthropology Of Religion
King's College London
Area of Study
Anthropology, Religion, Theology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduction To The Anthropology Of ReligionModule code: 4AAT1009Semester: Semester 2 (spring)Module description:This course introduces students to the history and methods of socio-cultural anthropology, a discipline that developed for the purpose of cross-cultural research in Western and non-Western contexts. In the study of religion, anthropologists ask questions about the diversity of religious experience, symbols and organization through a specific set of methodological tools: long-term stay among the people (communities) studied, qualitative research and a written account called ethnography, committed to representing ?the native?s point of view.? The course is a foundation for advanced courses in the second and third year.Sample topicsIntroduction to the disciplineAnthropological definitions of religionAnthropological theories of religionMethodology in social anthropologyhttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/trs/modules/level4/4aat1009.aspxStudy abroad entry requirement: None.Credit level: 4Credit value: 15Teaching pattern: One one-hour weekly lecture and one one-hour weekly seminar over ten weeks.Assessment: written examination/sOne three-hour unseen examination in May/June (Period II) (100%)
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